Ilkley Brewing Co. Stout Mary (4.5%)

Stout MaryStout Mary is a great big oatmeal stout , rich and creamy and full of flavour.
It pours a good purple black with a  creamy head and smells of liquorice, black pepper, prunes and porridge.
There’s a slightly smoked red fruit compote and chocolate in the malts which is quickly overwhelmed by a blackberry tartness, soft runny honey and a thickly satisfying oatmeal.
The hops provide a decent sharp green hazelnut and hedgerow leaf bitterness, and the finish is a rush of dark bitter chocolate.
Ilkley have yet to disappoint.

About Simon Williams

Founder of CAMRGB. Member of The British Guild Of Beer Writers. Leftist bigmouth. Old and grumpy.
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